Do you want to feel independent and empowered? Hate feeling vulnerable and scared while travelling alone? Are you tired of depending on others, preventing you from accomplishing your goals? HAVEN Women's Travel Safety App is a protective tool, offering a helping hand on your journey, offering our assistance to those in need...
There is a serious issue with women feeling too scared to travel alone, as they fear for their safety. This is due to the numerous 'horror stories' featuring attacks and disappearances. This means that women all around the world, feel incapable of solo travel or vulnerable in doing so. This results in women feeling powerless, therefore reducing the reality of following their dreams and travelling the world. It also means that they are more dependent on others, eliminating the feeling of independence.
2018- According to the Daily Star, 25 year old female backpacker, Maria, was assaulted and killed in Costa Rica. (The first country she visited) just one week after her journey had started. Two men tried to rob her, yet she managed to run away, they later caught up with her, where she was reportedly assaulted and murdered. This tragedy has an impact on individuals worldwide, causing fear across the topic of travel. Making the risks appear too severe and dangerous.
2018- According to HNN: "Two in five women report they have experienced sexual harassment/unwelcome interactions when traveling, with those interactions most often occurring in a bar (21%). Approximately 10% of women recall harassment while sightseeing, on an airplane, or in their hotel." HNN also states that over half of women feel unsafe while travelling alone, whether it is worldwide, or even just walking across the street. This means women are more likely to want to stay in the protection of their own homes, which is narrowing any opportunities for them to branch out, grow and explore as an empowered individual.
2019- The tragedy of University of Lincoln's graduate Grace Millane causes great impact on the reputation of women travelling alone. Grace was murdered while travelling in New Zealand, whilst meeting a man on a Tinder date abroad. The horrific circumstances of Grace's death cause women worldwide to be more cautious and wary regarding these situations, yet many people hear the fact that she was backpacking alone, and automatically relate this event to other backpacking horror stories, regarding women travelling alone and being assaulted, killed or have gone missing. This, amongst many things, manipulates the way that travelling alone is perceived, as it can be associated with fear, tragedy and loss. Rather than focusing on the wonders of the world, women are too scared to feel vulnerable and becoming a victim.
HAVEN, is a protective tool which offers help to women who are in need...